Saturday, September 03, 2005

"How is the soap sticking on? Well, the toaster's talking, so I guess I shouldn't ask questions."

HELLO ALL! Sorry no picture today. My computer is sort of down still so I'm borrowing Jen's spiffy laptop to blog. I thought about putting a really cool picture of her brother up here, just cause its really cool, but A) I didn't feel like trying to figure that out, and B) I've never met Jen's brother and it struck me as slightly awkward.
Wow, there's so much to blog about I don't even know where to start. Uuuummm, these next 5 days are my last days as a teenager. I turn 20 on September 8, and can't quite get my mind to wrap around the idea that I've been on this earth for two decades. I'm so old!
School started on Monday, and it's going to be a fabulous sememster. I love my classes, and I have a friend from the theatre dept. in all of my classes but one. I'm taking Theatre History, which is interesting and kind of fun, and Annie, Cam, JD, Brant, and my new friend Tia are all in that class, and all of them are intelligent and funny, making the class doubly interesting. I'm also taking Shakespeare, which right now is just a review of all this stuff I already know, so I'm still waiting for it to get exciting. But it's Shakespeare and how can it not be exciting? I'm also re-taking Math 108, and for the second time in my life, I have a math teacher I really like, and I actually look forward to going to class! Sis. Toy is fantastic, and she tells the coolest stories. Also my friend Jared is in that class, and he's a funny guy.
Stage dialects is by far both the hardest and funnest class I'm taking. Justin Love, Sarah, Annie, and John Walker are all in it, and Bro. Clifford is teaching it, so it's bound to be an awesome class. We're learning Standard American stage, British, Irish, Scots, Brooklynese, American Southern, and Italian. *Whew* The hard part is learning the International Phonetic Alphabet, which is kicking my trash right now, but will be wonderfully useful once I know it. We're required to be able to read and write it by the end of the semester. My schedule also includes Intro to Family History, and I'm about to pee my pants with excitement telling you about the other class I'm taking.
Roger Merrill is doing a class this first fall block called "Travel." And the point of the class is...TO GO TO NEW YORK CITY WITH A GROUP OF STUDENTS. The class is pretty small, but other faculty and Roger's family are all going, and we're going for a whole week at the end of this month. (That's so soon. I'm going to explode with happiness.)
I've never been to New York City, and so to get to go for a whole week, and go with wonderful people I love dearly is too much of a blessing to even comprehend. The trip would normally cost thousands of dollars (EACH), but because its a class, the generous donations of the Eliza R. Snow Performing Arts Society is granting us funds so that we each only have to cough up a few hundred dollars. I'm willing to sacrifice other expenses for that. Listen to whose going: Roger and his family, Bro. Clifford, Mindy, Kristi Bates, Christian, JD, Ben, Kjersti, Erika, Chalise, my new friend Brenna, Cameron, and a few more familiar faces.
I'm honestly not trying to make you all crazy with jealousy (well, okay maybe I am a little bit), but I'm so excited I can hardly contain myself! Check out our list of things planned so far:

"Wicked" on Broadway, with backstage talks with cast and crew
"Lion King" on Broadway with the same
Statue of Liberty
Empire State Building
Metropolitan Museum of Art

Other tentative plans include trying to see "Light in the Piazza," "Spamalot," and "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee," but those are all impossible to get tickets for. We also have a few evenings and afternoons left completely free for us, to basically do whatever we want to with. We are free to explore the city, see shows, go to jazz clubs, eat at restaurants, go dancing, and drink in New York City until we're bursting to the seams with it! Whatever I did in the last life to deserve this, I need to do it again.
Well, that's just about all that comes to mind to blog about at the moment, so farewell for now!


Beckah said...

Oh my gosh I hate you! Not really, but I'm extrememly jealous. Wow. You're going to have to take TONS of pictures, so that I can see all that you saw. Ah! Lucky! And how weird. You're going to be twenty. That makes me feel old. Love you!

isha said...

*turns green with envy and contemplates letting liz and herself switch bodies so liz can come back and do her extremely hard advanced algebra, AP bio, AP us history, and AP compostition homework, and go see new york in Liz's place.*
*contemplates this solution very much*
*frantically begins to look up witchcraft-ish to find out how to switch minds.*

Anonymous said...

OLD? You don't know the meaning of old!